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Article ID: 720828

Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's nucleus.

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16-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720807

First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.

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16-Oct-2019 5:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720829

UTEP Receives $19M to Study Cancer Affecting Mexican-Americans

University of Texas at El Paso

This grant will provide significant research funds for UTEP cancer scientists to understand better the molecular mechanisms, and possible environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to this multifaceted disease.

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16-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720791

Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

University of Washington

With the help of new technologies, a team led by the University of Washington has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do it may help explain why the fish go to such efforts to replace their teeth.

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15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720712

The Syrian Conflict: Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Conference Call. Steven A. Cook and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discuss the U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria and the Turkish response, including implications for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria and the future of the Islamic State.

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15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720694

Innovation and National Security

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States leads the world in innovation, research, and technology development. Since World War II, the new markets, industries, companies, and military capabilities that emerged from the country’s science and technology commitment have combined to make the United States the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth.

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Article ID: 720740

Straight to the source

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

New research is transforming technology for biomedicine and beyond. Chemists are simplifying experiments in mass spectrometry, a method commonly used by chemists, biologists, physicists and forensic scientists for analyzing molecular materials.

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